New information links Charlie Hebdo attack suspects Said and Cherif Kouachi to al Qaeda in Yemen, Catherine Herridge reported today.

The AFP is reporting that one of the Kouachi brothers told a French television station that this terror operation had been financed by al Qaeda in Yemen, specifically the American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki who was killed in 2011.

Said Kouachi also went to Yemen in 2011 to train with al Qaeda. He reportedly sought to meet with al Qaeda leadership, and al-Awlaki was among the leaders at that time.

Tweets from a Twitter account associated with al Qaeda in Yemen were sent shortly after the attack. The messages included images from the massacre and superimposed photos of al-Awlaki and Samir Khan, another American who was killed in a CIA drone strike and who was was responsible for propaganda journal Inspire Magazine.

Watch the report above.